Wake Forest Divinity School awards Wait Fellowships

The Wake Forest University Divinity School has chosen five first-year students to receive its most prestigious merit-based scholarships – the Samuel and Sarah Wait Graduate Fellowships in Theology and Ministry.

The 2001-2002 recipients of the Wait Fellowships are Michael Gregg, Christopher Lawson, Nicholas Stepp, John Templeton and David Mark Tolliver.

The Wait Fellowships were established in 1999 – the Divinity School’s inaugural year. They are named in honor of the first president of Wake Forest and his wife.

The fellowships cover the entire cost of tuition and fees for study at the Divinity School. They are renewable for up to three years, which is the length of the full-time master of divinity program. The school’s faculty selects recipients from a field of students nominated for their academic excellence and exceptional promise for Christian ministry.

Gregg is a 2001 graduate of Belmont University. He is a member of Crievewood Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn.

Lawson is a 2001 graduate of Bluefield College. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Bluefield, W.Va.

Stepp is a 2001 graduate of Carson-Newman College. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Tenn.

Templeton is a 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.

Tolliver is a 1999 graduate of the College of William and Mary. He is a member of Southview Baptist Church in Herndon, Va.

The five fellowship recipients are members of an incoming class of 24 students from a variety of denominational backgrounds.

The Divinity School will graduate its first class in May 2002. The school’s mission is to educate students for Christian ministry by preparing them for parish ministry and vocations in related fields.

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